Axel Honneth’s The Struggle for Recognition develops an empirically anchored theory of social conflict based on Hegel’s theory of recognition. In this book, he. Axel Honneth has produced a useful and convincing account of the “struggle for recognition.” Honneth comes from a study of Habermas rather than Kojève, but. In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that “the struggle for recognition” is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts.

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Axel Honneth, Honneth, the Struggle for Recognition

The Struggle for Recognition: Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between the recognition model and conceptions of modernity, the normative basis of social theory, and the possibility of mediating between Hegel and Kant. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 2: Thanks to Jeff for his follow up e mail.

This is obvious in various racial struggles, or struggles for gay marriage. In each case, instances of the failure of recognition constitute a kind of insult or threat stimulating a struggle to overcome the attack which in turn brings about a development in the corresponding form of life. Skip to main content.

Alienation and Therapy in Existentialism: Esme rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Please try again later. Sign in with your library card. This derives from its insistence on the pragmatist ideas that essentially shred society of its structural-functional features and reduce it to its intersubjective practices. One can feel comfortable being good at singing, but bad at dancing for instance.


Not the most engaging read but a carefully worked-through piece of social theory on the struggles for recognition and solidarity in societies with diverse groups. Here Honneth focus on the contradictions and the paradoxes of capitalism, giving an other meaning to the immanent critique and testifying the nonautonomy of a reconstructive model of critique wich is based on the presumption of normative potentials within the capitalist economic system.

The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts by Axel Honneth

Showing of 4 reviews. Paribanu Freitas rated it it was amazing Feb 10, These three elements, recognition, tolerance, and redistribution together create a trustful social fabric; ignoring distribution seriously diminishes the significance of the other two. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

In current debates on critical theory the concept of reification is experiencing a kind of revival, thanks to the theoretical efforts of two prominent thinkers of this tradition, Axel Honneth and Andrew Feenberg. Hegelian Perfectionism and Freedom. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The second conceptualization is an expanded view of struggles for recognition that takes such struggles beyond group political conflicts into everyday social experiences. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

The only problem I have with Honneth’s theory is that he has rewritten social history from the point of view of agency alone, and writes off structure. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us.

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Giouli rated it it was amazing Dec 23, We can use this multidimensional view to identify misrecognitions in which the problems are in vertical recognition, either disengagement from norms or engagement with problematic norms, and misrecognitions in which the problems are in horizontal recognition, during which there is insufficient or improper engagement with other individuals. Tamer rated it liked it Jul 13, Buy the selected items together This item: Critical Theory, Misc in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper.


In this paper, I argue that the theory of recognition is impotent in the face of the kinds of normative power exerted by social hierarchies.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Michel rated it really liked it Oct 05, The Origins of Totalitarianism. Added to PP index Total downloads 56 hlnneth, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 9 57, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This is the book that – I believe – made Axel Honneth famous in Germany.

The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

I loved it so much, I have marginalia that makes rereading nearly imposible — will get a new copy and copare notes after 8 years since first cover thhe cover read. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It’s a rare find: